In the lead up to Anzac Day, employees at the Australian High Commission in the United Kingdom baked a batch of the iconic biscuits with a recipe dating back to 1933, claiming it a tasty success on Friday, April 21.
The army biscuit, a combination of oats, sugar and flour that was sent to soldiers during World War I when rations drove people to be creative with the basics. Intended for long-distance travel, they were almost too hard to eat without being dunked in tea or ground into porridge.
The High Commission shared their recipe, which they sourced from the Australian War Memorial’s website and was used by the Country Women’s Association of NSW in the 1930s. Credit: Australian High Commission in the United Kingdom via Storyful